Last night I went to DCLA’s (District of Columbia Library Association) “Resume Swap”, and believe it or not, despite the ostensibly boring subject matter and my ability to choke on water, it was interesting. Not only was it interesting, I learned a few things and I was able to see the resumes of people working or seeking work in the same field. That said, why are we still slinging resumes?
Resumes, even the best of them, are horrible tools for demonstrating a person’s potential ability to do a job. Of course, they’re also the only “standard” universally accepted for doing just that. You can also throw in a CV, writing sample, and even a portfolio, but that’s not the norm for a lot of places. It’s also more work for the reviewer!
What should we do?
I’m still thinking about that…